Strictly's Anton Du Beke and Giovanni Pernice team up again for Adventures in Spain

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Strictly stars team up for second travel seriesBBC

Strictly Come Dancing judge Anton Du Beke and professional Giovanni Pernice have teamed up for an unforgettable, sun-soaked sojourn around Spain.

The pair delighted viewers earlier this year with Anton and Giovanni’s Adventures in Sicily, which saw Giovanni giving Anton a tour around the country that gave him his formative years.

Now, everyone’s favourite bejewelled bromance is set for round two – but this time, Anton is taking the lead in another three-part series, Anton and Giovanni’s Adventures in Spain.

strictly come dancing stars anton du beke and giovanni pernice sitting on a bench with no clothes on and smiling at each other, with newspapers covering themselves

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In between plenty of laughs, Anton will be showing Giovanni everything that the country where he spent his school holidays with his Spanish family has to offer – think sangria, surfing, festivals and flamencos.

It goes without saying that the dancing duo will be showing off their best zambra when they’re not exploring La Sagrada Familia and the Guggenheim Museum.

"It is such a treat for me to be able to take my dear friend Giovanni to a country that I hold so close to my heart," Anton said. "What a joy it is to be able to share this marvellously jovial jaunt with both Gio and all the wonderful viewers watching at home. Magnifico!"

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Giovanni – who has confirmed his part in the 2023 Strictly lineup after an injury – added: "I am so excited to be heading out for more adventures with my best friend Anton on this epic road trip across Spain. I just hope we manage to avoid being stopped by the police this time!"

A brief teaser, posted by the BBC on Twitter, shows the pair announcing the series, arguing over who looks better in a hat, and Giovanni shaking his behind on the dancefloor. Olé!

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Anton has appeared on every season of the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing since its first dance in 2004, making the foxtrot from pro partner to permanent judge in 2021.

Giovanni has remained a pro dancer since the show’s 13th outing, winning its 19th season with Rose Ayling-Ellis – but he’ll be swapping his dancing shoes for another adventure with Anton around Spain.

Kalpna Patel-Knight, BBC Head of Entertainment Commissioning, said: “Our dancing duo are hitting the road once again, and with Anton having a genuine love of the country that he wants to showcase to Giovanni, Spain is the perfect place for the boys to explore…”

Anton and Giovanni’s Adventures in Sicily is available to watch now via BBC iPlayer.

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Anton and Giovanni’s Adventures in Spain will be broadcast in 2024 on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.

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